August 21, 2015

A new survey found that the in-store experience matters more than ever, with 73% conducting research during their visit and 87% of respondents purchasing in person.

August 4, 2015

An ongoing shopper behavior study conducted by The Integer Group and M/A/R/C Research shows that retailers will continue to see the number of back-to-school shoppers in their stores drop.

July 27, 2015

With plenty of last year's supplies stowed in the closet and the option to restock at-will, back-to-school shoppers may be in no hurry to fill their shopping baskets by August, according to a Deloitte survey.

July 7, 2015
Although summer vacations have just begun for many schoolchildren, parents already have back-to-school shopping on their minds.
 
June 12, 2015

Shoppers love their mobile phones as the devices are driving more orders — up 59% in the first quarter of 2015, according to the latest Demandware Shopping Index.

March 4, 2015

Do you truly understand the dimensions of cosmetics consumer behavior and how these dimensions impact brand choices, outlet shopping patterns and attitudes toward the category overall? That was the focus of a webinar presented in February by consumer analytics company TABS Group.

February 5, 2015

Menasha Packaging has teamed up with Shelfbucks, an in-store beacon promotion and Smart Display platform, to transform how retailers and consumer packaged goods companies engage with customers via a beacon-based platform that brings the power of the Internet to shelves and displays.

February 5, 2015

Today’s retailers are increasingly going high tech, embracing the latest technologies to further elevate the in-store shopping experience. This trend is especially evident in the beauty and fashion space — and for good reason. Such technologies enable shoppers to easily “try before they buy” and quickly access product information.

November 4, 2014

About 1-in-3 holiday shoppers say they expect more than half of their purchases to be on sale or discounted, The Conference Board reported Tuesday.

October 30, 2014

Global consumer confidence edged up one index point in the third quarter to a score of 98 — an increase of one point from the previous quarter and two points from the start of the year. 

October 10, 2014

Accenture on Thursday released its annual holiday shopping survey, finding that consumers are expressing increased optimism about their personal finances this year. 

August 18, 2014

About 36% of shoppers don’t plan to do back-to-school shopping this year, up from 31% in 2013 and 28% in 2012, according to a new study by the Integer Group and M/A/R/C research.

July 29, 2014

According to the Accenture Back-to-School Shopping Survey, two-thirds of parents (67%) plan to spend between $100 and $500 or more for back-to-school shopping this year.

July 23, 2014

On average, consumers say 64% of their back-to-school shopping will take place in-store, with the rest online via computer or mobile device. A new survey of 1,001 U.S. parents with school-age children from customer experience solutions provider Baynote and the E-tailing Group also shows that 40% of consumers say that paper catalogs influence their in-store purchases, more than any other channel.

July 18, 2014

Families this summer will spend slightly more on back-to-school items than they did in 2013. According to NRF’s 2014 Back-to-School Survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, the average family with children in grades K-12 will spend $669.28 on apparel, shoes, supplies and electronics, up 5% from $634.78 in 2013.

June 13, 2014

Looking to deliver “an honest view” of the retail environment, Kline & Co. has created a new research tool dubbed Shop Scout: A Mobile View of U.S. Beauty Shopper Behavior, which will be published monthly beginning fourth quarter 2014.

May 31, 2014

The digital movement is no doubt revolutionizing the retail landscape as it has given rise to e-commerce, complexities to the path to purchase, shifts between planned and unplanned purchases, and changes to store trips. To remain competitive, retailers must develop new strategies and grasp the importance of an “omni-perspective.”

April 29, 2014

Consumer confidence increased dramatically in first quarter 2014, according to a recent MarketPulse survey from IRI. All age groups are reporting a more positive outlook — especially millennials.

January 29, 2014

Global consumer confidence held steady at an index of 94 for three consecutive quarters, ending 2013 one point higher than it started and three points higher than the same time period the previous year, according to consumer confidence findings released by Nielsen.

November 4, 2013

Underwhelming fall sales and continued economic and federal budgetary concerns have U.S. retailers in a “wait and see” mode this holiday season, according to a recent BDO USA survey released Monday.

October 18, 2013

One of the casualties associated with the recent government shutdown and game of chicken that legislators played with the nation's debt ceiling is consumer confidence. And this will have significant ramifications coming into the fourth quarter holiday season, especially as the debate over government spending and the debt ceiling crisis has not been resolved but only delayed until January.

Holding the holiday season hostage means Washington has lost big points with big retail, and IRI measured the impact. Reminiscent of recession shopping behaviors, almost two-in-three consumers are cutting back on non-essential spending; half are again gravitating toward private label or other value propositions and two in five are beginning to scour online resources in search of coupons and deals.

August 21, 2013

The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index remained flat in July, but a recent survey showed shoppers have a positive, although still tentative, outlook on the economy for the back-to-school shopping season.

August 8, 2013

According to a July 2013 poll of more than 500 AccentHealth viewers with children of school age, kid's annual physicals and back-to-school shopping go hand-in-hand.

July 25, 2013

Results of the survey indicate that 68% of consumers plan to spend up to $500 this back-to-school shopping season compared with 63% in 2012 and 48% in 2011. Additionally, 17% of respondents plan to spend between $500 and $1,000, and 15% of shoppers said they have no back-to-school shopping budget this year.